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Beijing’s 1996 Going Out strategy called for trade
and investment in developing countries to secure energy and raw materials for its
accelerating economy. Two decades later, China’s relationship with Africa is
evolving into a mature, balanced system of economic and political interests.
Tensions between East and West are mounting, but
Europe could gain strategically and economically from assisting in the development
of Siberia. Helping Russia shore up its eastern border with China this way would
be also in the long-term interest of NATO and the United States.
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
Professor Dr. Blerim Reka